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07th Jan 2023

Jack Grealish gives cheeky response after being jeered by Chelsea fans

Steve Hopkins

‘It’s all fun and games. I like it’

Jack Grealish has a novel way of dealing with the abuse dished out to him by opposition supporters – he embraces it.

The winger was instrumental during Manchester City’s one-goal win on Thursday against Chelsea, which put them within five points of Arsenal.

‘I’ve been there’ – Jack Grealish

The 27-year-old was jeering by some home fans at Stamford Bridge, and was constantly booed by Leeds United supporters over the Christmas period. Jack Grealish responded by applauding all four sides of Elland Road when withdrawn by Pep Guardiola.

“I’ve been there when I’ve been on the home team and the home fans are giving one of the away players a bit of stick so it’s all fun and games. I like it,” MailOnline quoted Grealish as saying.

His response against Chelsea was to play a key part in the City winner, then bask in the victory glow, on the Stamford Bridge pitch, as he spoke with Sky Sports. Grealish has been criticised for a lack of goals since his £100million move from Aston Villa, but Guardiola has continued to back him.

Grealish believes his team is ready to topple Arsenal when they meet at  Emirates Stadium next month.

“We just have to try and catch them and try to win as many games as possible and go on a little winning run,” Grealish said.

“I am sure that if we do, I am sure we will be ready to pounce upon [them] if they do slip up.”

Grealish said all City can do is “carry on winning games and putting on good performances”.

“Chelsea was massive, honestly. We are chasing Arsenal down and I don’t want to go too much into that, but it is what we know.

“We have unbelievable players in those forward positions so we know that we are not going to play every single game but we have to be there and ready when called upon.”

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